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· March, 2013

Stories about Spain from March, 2013

30 March 2013

Crash that Killed Cuban Democracy Advocate Still Shrouded in Mystery

The car accident that killed leading democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá has been shrouded in mystery and misinformation since it happened in eastern Cuba last July. Angel Carromero, the Spanish politician...

29 March 2013

Europe for the People, Not the Markets

From March 11 to 17 European citizens organized a week of protests against austerity measures imposed on the countries of the European Union, know as the European Counter Summit. People...

23 March 2013

Close of Google Reader: Google's Dark Side?

Last week Google announced that on July 1, 2013, it will close its RSS feed reader service, known as Google Reader. Spanish-speaking users analyze what the closing of this service...

21 March 2013

Accidental Email Exposes Trolls of Governing Party in Spain

The Balearic Popular Party of Spain sent an email meant for its trolls to the media, which included instructions about the news that they should comment on, and advice on...

20 March 2013

Spanish Youth in Exile: “We're Not Leaving, They're Kicking Us Out!”

In 2012, the number of Spanish youth (15-29) residing abroad grew to 302,623. They have left for economic reasons related to the lack of employment in Spain. The Juventudes sin...

14 March 2013

Barcelona's Best Writers, Translators Celebrate Literary Journal Asymptote's Anniversary

Asymptote, an international digital literature and translation magazine, celebrated its second anniversary with events held around the globe, including Barcelona. Yew Leong Lee, the magazine's editor-in-chief, spoke with Global Voices...

Assault Against Immigrant Causes Outrage in Spanish Town

Moulaye Ndiaye, a street vendor from Senegal, was thrown from a bridge in Buñol, Valencia, Spain. There has been a large civilian mobilisation to condemn the attack and find the...

In Spain, Money for Bulls But Cuts for Citizens

In February, the government of the People's Party (PP) agreed to debate a popular initiative to name bullfighting a "Cultural Interest Good" in Spain. It is calculated that more than...

11 March 2013

The Right to be Forgotten: Spain and Google Before the European Court

On 26 February, Google and Spain appeared before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the redaction of certain pages yielded in search results that contain the personal information of...

6 March 2013

Activists Worldwide Mourn French Author Stéphane Hessel

Writer, human rights advocate, and French resistance fighter Stéphane Hessel, whose bestselling manifesto on peaceful uprising inspired the disenchanted of Europe and the United States to organize into protest, died...

4 March 2013

‘Global Voices Can Help Explain Catalonia to the World’

Interview with Violeta Camarasa, Global Voices Online's Catalan-language editor. Global Voices Català has demonstrated over the past several months that it has the capacity to explain Catalonia to the world,...

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